Ensuring horses and ponies are looked after in an appropriate manner to ensure good equine welfare is paramount in all that we do.
As someone involved in equestrian activities, it is your duty to understand the rules of your sport at both national and international level to protect equine welfare as well as abide by the law and follow the government’s code of practice.
The Animal Welfare Act 2006 (“the Act”) requires you to ensure that any horse or pony for which you are responsible, whether on a permanent or a temporary basis, has...
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One of British Equestrian’s Member Bodies, World Horse Welfare, works proactively with us and our Member Bodies in relation to welfare issues, as well as with the FEI.
British Equestrian and our Member Bodies subscribe to the FEI Welfare Code...
Many Member Bodies also have specific requirements within their rules to ensure good animal welfare, which must be adhered to at all times. In addition, a number of Member Bodies have specific details about equine welfare on their websites.